Albert Lea, Minnesota Population 2021

17,412
map placeholder

Albert Lea is a city located in Freeborn County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Freeborn County. With a 2020 population of 17,412, it is the 66th largest city in Minnesota and the 2080th largest city in the United States . Albert Lea is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -3.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,016 in 2010. Albert Lea reached it's highest population of 19,418 in 1970. Spanning over 15 miles, Albert Lea has a population density of 1,312 people per square mile.

The average household income in Albert Lea is $58,061 with a poverty rate of 13.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $687 per month, and the median house value is $97,100. The median age in Albert Lea is 42.6 years, 40.4 years for males, and 43.9 years for females.

Albert Lea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Albert Lea was:

  • White: 88.34%
  • Other race: 3.69%
  • Asian: 3.47%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Black or African American: 1.58%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Albert Lea, Minnesota is 17,412 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,778.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,016.

Albert Lea, Minnesota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202129,883-199-0.67%
202030,082-199-0.66%
201930,281-199-0.66%
201830,480-102-0.33%
201730,5821330.43%
201630,449-73-0.24%
201530,522-220-0.72%
201430,742-181-0.59%
201330,923-103-0.33%
201231,026-43-0.14%
201131,069-135-0.43%
201031,2040.00%

Albert Lea Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,70188.34%
Some Other Race6553.69%
Asian6173.47%
Two or More Races3972.23%
Black or African American2811.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native1220.69%
Loading...

Albert Lea Population by Race

Albert Lea Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Albert Lea Median Age

42.6


Total

40.4


Male

43.9


Female

Albert Lea Adults

There are 13,794 adults, (4,135 of whom are seniors) in Albert Lea.

Albert Lea Age Dependency

84

Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Albert Lea Sex Ratio

Female

9,290

52.27%

Male

8,483

47.73%

Albert Lea Population by Age

Albert Lea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Albert Lea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Male51.4%48.6%
Female39.3%60.7%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Albert Lea Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7522.2269.1
Married3,2962.7689.2
Non Family3,0311.1859.6
Female1,0032.9139.3
Male4223.8251.4

2.78

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

Loading...

Albert Lea Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6635.25%
9th to 12th Grade1,2309.74%
High School Graduate4,24033.57%
Some College2,81722.30%
Associates Degree1,61112.75%
Bachelors Degree1,45911.55%
Graduate Degree6114.84%
Loading...

Albert Lea Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Albert Lea Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,6119,5471,983
Hispanic1,38377119
Other Race398132
Asian34613558
2+ Races18118122
Black151145
Native American9191

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.69%.

Albert Lea Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,445$40,081$30,935
Less Than 9th Grade$25,640$27,097$21,304
High School Graduate$30,577$34,375$28,018
Some College$36,658$41,981$30,729
Bachelors Degree$48,314$52,284$44,205
Graduate Degree$60,746$60,548$64,107

$34,445

Average Earnings

$40,081

Average Male

$30,935

Average Female

Albert Lea Earnings by Educational Attainment

Albert Lea Language by Age

Loading...

Albert Lea Language

86.60% of Albert Lea residents speak only English, while 13.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.57% of the population.

Albert Lea Language

Albert Lea Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,6251,59711.72%
Hispanic2,50245918.35%
Asian61721434.68%
Native1166354.31%
Black2525220.63%
Other655233.51%
Multiple385123.12%

13.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.26%

Male Poverty Rate

15.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Albert Lea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Albert Lea is Native, with 54.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Albert Lea is Multiple, with 3.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.58%.

Albert Lea Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.42%
High School15.30%
Some College8.15%
Bachelors or Greater4.45%

Albert Lea Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed69.51%
Male Unemployed17.82%
Male Employed6.71%
Female Employed3.99%

Albert Lea Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Albert Lea Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$47,508$58,061
Families$54,631$68,074
Married Families$70,847-
Non Families$32,473$38,823
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Albert Lea Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Albert Lea Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Albert Lea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Albert Lea Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Albert Lea Marital Status

Loading...

1,317

Number of Veterans

1,186

Male Veterans

131

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam418
First Gulf War274
Second Gulf War143
Korea128
World War II95

Albert Lea Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
75+512
65 to 74338
35 to 54305
55 to 64120
18 to 3442

Albert Lea Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,28210.32%
Hispanic482.95%
Asian297.95%
Black62.94%

Albert Lea Veterans by Race

Albert Lea Veterans by Education

Loading...

8.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Albert Lea Veterans by Education

Loading...

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Albert Lea Employment by Age

Loading...

Albert Lea Employment by Race

Loading...

Albert Lea Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

71.07%

Born in Albert Lea

92.49%

Native Born

7.51%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

2.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.49% of Albert Lea residents were born in the United States, with 71.07% having been born in Minnesota. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Albert Lea Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,412-122-0.70%
202017,534-122-0.69%
201917,656-122-0.69%
201817,778-75-0.42%
201717,853630.35%
201617,790320.18%
201517,758-139-0.78%
201417,897-114-0.63%
201318,011-60-0.33%
201218,071-23-0.13%
201118,094-80-0.44%
201018,174-182-0.10%
200018,356460.03%
199018,310-890-0.47%
198019,200-218-0.11%
197019,4182,3101.27%
196017,1083,5632.36%
195013,5451,3451.05%
194012,2002,0311.84%
193010,1692,1132.36%
19208,0561,8642.67%
19106,1921,6923.24%
19004,5001,1953.13%
18903,3050.00%

Albert Lea Population by Year